A rare cause of vomiting in an adolescent: gastric Burkitt's lymphoma


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ALTAY D., ÖZCAN A. , ÜNAL E. , DENİZ K. , ÖZKAN K. U. , PATIROĞLU T. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.61, no.3, pp.431-435, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.24953/turkjped.2019.03.018
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-435

Abstract

Burkitt's lymphoma, which is the most commonly diagnosed pediatric gastrointestinal tumor, usually affects the intestinal tract. However, the diagnosis of gastric Burkitt's lymphoma in childhood is extremely rare. Here, we have reported the case of an adolescent male patient with vomiting and weight loss symptoms who was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma of the pyloric antrum. The patient responded very well to chemotherapy and he did not develop tumor lysis syndrome. Based on this case report, gastric Burkitt's lymphoma might be included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric patients who experience vomiting that results in significant weight loss.